So I am having the lift put on at the shop and the owner calls me and says, "Hey Blake the driver side lower control arm has the bolt rusted inside... we have tried cutting and pounding it out but it will not budge." Apparently a torch is a bad idea because it will warp it and ruin the bushing so they are saying it will be $212 for a new one from the dealership. Has anyone else had troubles with this? He said the passenger side is fine and the drivers side would be too minus the stuck bolt... He looked online for aftermarket arms and there are none out there? I know rust and crust could have been an issue on a 2005 but he said he rarely runs into it, more on the Toyotas
... He seems like a stand up honest guy but it sucks to be set back another $200! Has anyone had this issue on their lower control arms when doing a lift?